Missing, damaged, or decayed teeth can significantly affect your appearance and result in severe conditions like bone loss. Dental restorations can repair damaged teeth and fill in your cavities, preventing tooth loss. If your teeth are already missing, you may benefit from restorative dentistry treatments like dental implants and dentures at New York Dentistry on Park.
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Restorative dentistry procedures you can benefit from
Restorative dentistry is a family of dental procedures that replaces severely damaged or missing teeth. This branch of dentistry also involves repairing and removing cavities and treating other oral conditions. Dr. Cucereanu and his team also offer treatment for dental injuries and trauma. The primary goal of this dentistry branch is to enhance your chewing function and oral health, and some of the restorative dentistry procedures you can benefit from include:
You may benefit from a dental bridge if you lose your tooth due to tooth extraction or trauma. The bridge fills the gaps in your smile and prevents your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. Your provider may need to shave down the sides of your teeth before fitting the bridge.
Dr. Cucereanu may suggest dentures if you have several missing teeth. They are removable dental prosthetics that your provider places on top of your gums with the support of the jawbone underneath. Your doctor may also recommend implant-supported dentures which attach to your implants. This type of dentures is more stable and comfortable than traditional dentures.
- Dental implants
A dental implant is a metal post your provider places in the sockets of missing or severely damaged teeth. Afterward, your dentist places the crown that functions and matches the shape, color, and size of your teeth. The team can also restore dental implants with dentures, crowns, or bridges. Unlike traditional bridges and crowns, dental implants don’t involve scraping off parts of your natural teeth.
Risks associated with restorative dentistry
After a restorative dentistry procedure, you will likely experience general discomfort and increased tooth sensitivity. In rare cases, you may develop an allergic reaction to the implant or an infection. Dental restorations have negligible risks compared to crowns. If you have dental cavities that you fear may lead to tooth extraction or root canal therapy, inform your provider immediately for a restorative dentistry treatment plan.
What to expect during recovery
Your recovery period depends on the procedure you are undergoing and the number of teeth requiring replacement or repair. For instance, if you only have your cavities filled, you can resume your daily activities immediately after your treatment. However, if you are getting four dental implants, you may need a few days to recover. Your provider will inform you about your recovery timeline and how to quicken it.
If you have missing, decayed or damaged teeth, you can trust Dr. Cucereanu to use his restorative dentistry skills to restore your teeth’ appearance, functioning, and health. To maintain your healthy smile, you must adhere to your routine dental visits and cleanings and practice good oral hygiene.
For more information about restorative dentistry, call Dentistry on Park or use the online scheduling button to schedule your appointment.